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November 28th

Agape Student Housing encouraging town members to ‘deck out’ their places

November 29, 2013

Outdoor Christmas decorations just like this inflatable snowman may be popping up all over Punxsy soon, as Agape Student Housing is sponsoring an outdoor decorating contest.

For details, see Friday's edition of The Spirit.

Free holiday parking in Punxsy

November 29, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY— At a recent meeting, Punxsutawney Borough Council granted approval to a request from the Punxsutawney Area Chamber of Commerce for free parking in the downtown area during the holiday season.

Approval was granted for free parking in downtown from Saturday through Dec. 31.

November 26th

Paradise UCC to tell Christmas story through Bethlehem Walk

November 26, 2013

This Christmas, the town of Bethlehem in 0 A.D. will come to life at the Paradise United Church of Christ in Henderson Township during its annual Bethlehem Walk. Visitors will become players in the Christmas story as they become travelers in ancient Israel, arriving in Bethlehem for the census.

The Bethlehem Walk will be open from 7 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 7, 8 and 15 at the Paradise United Church of Christ Youth Center located at 4336 Big Run Prescottville Rd., Reynoldsville, Pa. There is no charge for admission, though donations will be taken for a to-be-determined cause.

Mistletoe Madness passing through Punxsy on Saturday

November 26, 2013

Bev Fairman (left) and Katie Laska are pictured with an upside-down Christmas tree at Fairlady & Company, as they are preparing for Mistletoe Madness, which will be held this Saturday in Punxsutawney.

For details, see Wednesday's edition of The Spirit.

Commissioners put budget, including tax increase, on display

November 26, 2013

BROOKVILLE — The Jefferson County commissioners approved a motion to place the 2014 budget on display for 20 days prior to adoption at their regular meeting on Tuesday.

The budget includes a half-mill tax increase.

Read the full story in Wednesday's edition of The Spirit

Local pup Duke making his way home, gathering a following

November 26, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — One local man is taking to the media and Internet — in addition to reaching out for help to anyone who will listen — in locating his missing dog.

For almost 10-1/2 weeks, Larry August, a local man who lives south of Punxsutawney, has been searching for his beloved dog.

Duke, a rust-colored miniature pinscher, went missing on Sept. 13, along with his pal, Cherokee.

There is currently a $500 reward for anyone who is able to bring Duke home.

For more information or for anyone wishing to help in this search, visit facebook.com/groups/helpfindduke.

Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2013

Those of us here at The Spirit would like to wish you and your families the happiest of Thanksgivings! We hope you enjoy it safely!

Just a reminder, The Spirit’s offices will be closed on Thursday, and there will be no Thursday edition of The Spirit.

Normal operating hours will resume on Friday.

November 25th

Punxsutawney man arrested, charged in stabbing, robbery

November 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — The Punxsutawney Borough Police Department reported on Monday that a Punxsutawney man was arrested and charged in a stabbing incident that recently took place in Punxsutawney.

Police reported that Jamon N. Diehl, 25, Punxsutawney, was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, terrorist threats and robbery — charges stemming from an incident in the early morning hours last Friday on S. Gilpin Street.

Hughes brings ‘M.R. Hooley’ to life through self-publication of children’s book

November 25, 2013

PUNXSUTAWNEY — It began with a creative idea, and with determination and ambition, one local man was able to bring to life. For Glen Campbell resident Michael Hughes, that idea was to write and publish a book.
Hughes has been writing stories for 15 years and said that he was about to be published by a publishing house when he discovered that he would probably lose his creative control over the novel.

For a full story on Hughes' journey to publication, see Tuesday's print edition of The Spirit.

November 24th

Local families to receive scholarship assistance through the EITC Program

November 24, 2013

$71,500 in scholarships will be made available to area students through the Bridge Educational Foundation and its donors.

Pictured (from left) at the announcement are: Jason Klipa, Walmart; Randy Cheetham, CSX Transportation; EJ Heckert, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of PA; State Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati; State Rep. and Speaker of the House Sam Smith; and Jennifer Kessler, board member of the Bridge Educational Foundation.

Read the full story in Monday's Spirit.

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